Science and Technology

DOST bares 2023 foreign scholarship opportunities

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Friday bared some of the foreign scholarship and research and development (R&D) opportunities that Filipinos could avail of next year.These opportunities will be co-funded by Taiwan, Japan, China, India and France.The public was... Read More

DOST urges LGUs to learn charcoal briquetting

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Friday urged local government agencies to consider putting up charcoal briquette businesses in their respective areas to provide an alternative source of income for their constituents.Forest Products Research and Development Institute... Read More

DOST launches 3D Philippines info system

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) launched Tuesday the 3D Philippines information system, an online mapping platform for surface and subsurface data. 3D Philippines mainly features borehole data necessary to inform developers, planners and designers on subsurface... Read More

PTRI eyes training more farmers on pineapple fiber extraction

MANILA – An executive of the Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) on Tuesday said the agency is looking at training more farmers on banana and pineapple fiber extraction. "The advantage of pineapple or banana fiber is that these are agricultural byproducts. The trunks and leaves are... Read More

Korean-funded mold technology support hub opens in Cavite

MANILA – The Mold Technology Support Center (MTSC) funded by the Korean government for USD8 million officially opened in General Trias, Cavite on Thursday. The MTSC, which is poised to be a premier training hub for mold technologies, will be managed by the Department of Science and... Read More

Kit being developed for early detection of leptospirosis

MANILA – A kit is currently being developed for the early detection of leptospirosis.The project, which was funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for PHP25.3 million, involves using a kit to test human samples such as whole blood, serum, urine and cerebrospinal fluid."The... Read More

DOST gives 50 portasols to Ilocos Sur farmers

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology in the Ilocos Region I (DOST-I) has distributed 50 units of portable solar dryer or portasol to farmers in Ilocos Sur province. "We purchased the 50 units as requested by Representative [Ronald] Singson who identified the beneficiaries in... Read More

84 DOST employees complete training on blockchain

MANILA – A total of 84 personnel of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) offices from across the country have completed training on blockchain technology. In a hybrid closing ceremony on Friday, DOST Secretary Renato Solidum Jr. said he was looking forward to seeing how they will... Read More

DOST invites public to Balik Scientists convention

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Tuesday invited the public to attend the Balik Scientists Program (BSP) Convention on Oct. 14, either online or onsite, to hear and learn about a number of innovations by Filipinos scientists that seek to address problems the country... Read More

PhilSA researchers to join space training in India

MANILA – Two researchers from the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) have been selected to participate in the Unispace Nanosatellite Assembly and Training (UNNATI) by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Bengaluru, India from Oct. 15 to Dec. 15. UNNATI will provide Gracielle Capardo... Read More

New internet service provider in PH launches one-stop mobile app

MANILA – Streamtech Philippines, one of the country’s fastest-growing fiber internet, launched its Streamtech Internet PH app during their Streamtech AnniBESTsary event held recently at SOMO Market in Daang Hari, Cavite. Streamtech is one of the emerging internet service providers... Read More

More R&D support, investments vital to PH dev't

MANILA–The country needs more support and investments in research and development (R&D), an official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said Friday."Malaki ang papel na ginagampanan ng science and technology upang patuloy na mapaunlad ang ating bansa. Nasa kamay nila ang... Read More

App to pre-assess mobility impairment to be rolled out in QC

MANILA – A mobile application that seeks to empower barangay health workers (BHWs) to pre-assess mobility impairment among kids and teens is being prepared for rollout and testing in Quezon City.The POWer (prosthesis, orthosis, and wheelchair empowerment and reintegration) app contains a... Read More

Gatchalian urges gov't to establish free online library

MANILA – Senator Win Gatchalian wants to establish a free online library for elementary and secondary learners as augmentation to the existing online library services in the country which were created during the outbreak of the pandemic two years ago.Gatchalian cited the role of digital... Read More

Sci-tech, innovation vital to nat'l wealth creation: DOST chief

MANILA – Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Renato Solidum Jr. on Thursday noted the importance of science, technology and innovation (STI) in "the development of national wealth.""Since the pandemic broke out, innovation is equated with progress. We need to invest in... Read More

DOST R&D confab to spark tie-ups among stakeholders

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is hoping its 7th National Research and Development Conference (NRDC) slated this week will result in partnerships among the stakeholders, according to an official of the agency. Set on Sept. 15 to 16 at the Philippine International... Read More

ASTI to develop robot that detects plant diseases

MANILA -- The Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) is currently developing a robot that could detect plant diseases, thereby helping farmers to increase yield, its top official said Monday.Using artificial intelligence (AI), the robot will be placed initially in a banana plantation to... Read More

DOST open to R&D proposals on monkeypox

MANILA – An official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said Friday the agency is open to evaluating research and development (R&D) proposals on viral disease, monkeypox, for possible funding.In an interview with the Philippine News Agency, DOST Assistant Secretary Leah... Read More

PCIEERD, TikTok launch STAR Camp

MANILA – The Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) and video-sharing platform TikTok on Monday launched the STAR (Science and Technology Advocates for Research) Camp, a search for content creators who will promote this field.Three... Read More

DOST trains Catanduanes villagers on improved vinegar production

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Bicol through its Catanduanes provincial office has conducted technology assistance training for vinegar production in Bagamanoc town.In an interview on Monday, Engr. Marie Grace Molina, DOST Catanduanes director, said the... Read More